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Charity Navigator Welcomes Stephen Rockwell as Chief Ratings Technology Officer


October 22, 2019 (Glen Rock, N.J.) -- Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized charity evaluator, announced today that Stephen Rockwell has been appointed as the organization’s Chief Ratings Technology Officer.


The hiring of this integral leadership position will help Charity Navigator continue to innovate and bring value to the donors who access the organization’s website more than 10 million times each year.


“We’re delighted to have Stephen join our ranks to drive the ratings and technology evolution at Charity Navigator,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Stephen brings a strong mix of technical and programmatic experience to our team. His addition will help further equip America’s philanthropists with the tools, ratings, and data needed to inform their giving and ensure it’s impactful.”

Stephen joins Charity Navigator from a five-year tenure at America’s Friend Service Committee where he served as Chief Information and Technology Officer. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a Master’s of Business Administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management. Stephen is an experienced executive with a record of success in creating innovative, technology-driven solutions to solve pressing social and environmental issues, raising philanthropic investment to drive impact, and building cohesive and high-performing teams within organizations and across networks. Rockwell shared, “I feel privileged to be joining a team that makes an incredible impact in the nonprofit sector by driving intelligent giving at scale. I look forward to the leadership and technical challenges of deriving additional value with enhanced tools that offer exciting possibilities for gaining deeper insights into organizations addressing the world’s most persistent challenges.” 


About Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator is the world’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. The organization guides informed giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability, and transparency of charities and by providing data about 1.7 million nonprofits, accessed more than 10 million times annually. Charity Navigator does not charge the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. 


Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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